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Zitner's around Rittenhouse square? Urgent!

sheepfugue Jan 25, 2013 12:33 PM

Hey! So I have my husband on the phone and he's around the Rittenhouse Square area and I'm trying to get him to buy me some Zitner's easter eggs. I'm telling him to just stop into any local drug stores and bodegas.
1. Is there any place more specific I could tell him.
2. Am I sending him on a fool's errand? Is it too early in the year? Does Zitner's not sell locally now that the company has changed hands?


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    elmom RE: sheepfugue Jan 25, 2013 12:37 PM

    it might be a crack too early --every drugstore has them...but a little closer to easter. They all have Valentines candy now

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      sheepfugue RE: elmom Jan 25, 2013 12:49 PM

      Yeah I guess it is January after all. Thanks, maybe I'll send him to Di Bruno's for something savory instead.

    2. caga tio RE: sheepfugue Jan 25, 2013 12:53 PM

      I would check out CVS on 19th and Chestnut.

      1. 94Bravo RE: sheepfugue Jan 25, 2013 01:01 PM

        I kind of doubt you are going to find EASTER candy from them in January. More likely is leftover Christmas candy or probably Valentines day candy.

        1. bluehensfan RE: sheepfugue Jan 25, 2013 02:27 PM

          They have them at the Pennsylvania General Store in Reading Terminal Market every year.

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            bngseufert RE: sheepfugue Jan 25, 2013 02:53 PM

            Check WaWA's I saw them in Delaware in all WaWa's

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              StrandedYankee RE: sheepfugue Jan 25, 2013 03:58 PM

              Wawa's already have them out. Personally, my favorites are the Butter Cream and Butter Krak eggs (butter cream with toasted coconut). My mom's favorites are the Double Cocoanut eggs. A lot of people love the peanut butter, but they are kinda bland to my taste. There is a Wawa near Rittenhouse Square. It's a local convenience store chain.

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                barryg RE: StrandedYankee Jan 25, 2013 04:08 PM

                The Wawas right near Rittenhouse closed some time back, but there is one at 17th & Arch,

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                Chefpaulo RE: sheepfugue Jan 28, 2013 06:01 PM

                Easter is March 31st. Do you harbor equal sentiments for candy corn in July?
                Just wondering.

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                  StrandedYankee RE: Chefpaulo Jan 28, 2013 08:19 PM

                  Chef, if you won't be in the area by Easter time, what else can you do?

                  Also, I would happily eat Zitner's eggs any time of year. Just sayin'...

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                    Chefpaulo RE: StrandedYankee Jan 29, 2013 03:42 AM

                    No worries. There is mail order. Here ya go:

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                      StrandedYankee RE: Chefpaulo Jan 29, 2013 06:34 PM

                      But, but...THEY DON'T HAVE BUTTER CREAM!!!

                      Damn...Now I want Zitner Eggs!

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                        Chefpaulo RE: StrandedYankee Jan 30, 2013 04:29 AM

                        OK, These folks do:


                        Happy now?

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                          StrandedYankee RE: Chefpaulo Jan 30, 2013 01:09 PM

                          Chef, Zitner's Butter Cream Eggs have been making me happy since...well, since my taste buds grew past the peanut butter eggs. Funny, the way some people can't talk about certain food items rationally...I'm like that with Zitner's eggs. Living in Nashville, the things I missed most from Philadelphia were bread for sandwiches (Nashville can't make sandwiches worth bothering with) and Zitner's eggs come late winter/early spring.

                          Note: I joined Chowhound when I was living in Nashville, that's how I came to take the StrandedYankee name. I've wondered if I can change it, but I haven't seen a way to do it so far. You can call me Sarah!

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                            Chefpaulo RE: StrandedYankee Jan 30, 2013 01:43 PM

                            I'll have to reconnect with a Zitner's BC egg. The packaging has not changed since the 50's so I hope the recipe hasn't as well. My parent's used to buy ours at Hanscom's and, admittedly, I cannot recall a real butter cream since the days of going to Wanamaker's candy counter during my first summer jobs in in CC during the late 60's and bringing back a pound to share with the office. (BTW, what company made the giant Easter egg every year on display in the Wanamaker's Tea Room? Ashers? Stutz? Whitman?)

                            I hope you find your BC eggs fresh and as you fondly remember them. However, they still may not be available from Phila.General Store for a few weeks.

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                              StrandedYankee RE: Chefpaulo Jan 30, 2013 02:28 PM

                              *Grin* I've already had a few of them. Wawa brought out a few Zitner eggs earlier this month. The butter cream are still soft and silky. A few weeks before Easter I'll stop getting them because many will be like sweetened wallpaper paste inside.

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                  sylviag RE: sheepfugue Jan 30, 2013 01:15 PM

                  Not near Rittenhouse Square, but I enjoyed the small Zitner's eggs from the gift shop at Pennsylvania Hospital, 8th and Spruce. They had every kind.

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